The royal baby is reportedly travelling to Africa

May 6 2019, 6:17 pm

In case you haven’t looked at a screen or ventured outside today, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal baby boy is officially here.

And he is ready to take on the globe, just like his parents.

The royal couple are planning to visit Africa in October, when their baby will be around six months of age.

Royal reporter Roya Nikkhah reported in the Sunday Times that the couple’s upcoming trip to Africa would make Baby Sussex one of the youngest royals to go on an official tour.

The purpose of Harry and Meghan’s trip is to focus on their roles with the Queens Commonwealth Trust, youth empowerment, education, and conservation.

Africa is a special place for the royal couple, who has travelled to the continent for humanitarian efforts in the past. One rare photo was shared on their Instagram account, showcasing Harry and Meghan attaching a satellite collar on a bull elephant in Botswana.

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 @SussexRoyal / Instagram

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@SussexRoyal / Instagram

The Instagram caption stated the following:

As president of @africanparksnetwork, The Duke of Sussex continues to advocate for the communities and wildlife that coexist in some of the most vulnerable environments around the world.

Be it human wildlife conflict or natural disasters, these communities (park rangers, school children, families) are on the frontline of conservation and we must do more to help them as we also work to safeguard the animals and landscapes that are in critical danger.

The caption continues:

Their Royal Highnesses travelled to Botswana to assist Dr. Mike Chase of Elephants Without Borders in equipping a bull elephant with a satellite collar.

Approximately 100 elephants are poached/killed every day for their ivory tusks.

Using satellite technology allows conservationists to track their critical migratory patterns and to protect them and the local communities from human wildlife conflict.

The elephant pictured was sedated for just 10 minutes before he was up and back with his herd. Tracking his movements has allowed conservationists to better protect him and other elephants and ensure heightened protection for these beautiful creatures moving forward.

Cousin Prince George accompanied the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Australia and New Zealand in 2014 when he was only eight months old.

We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to see this little globetrotter take on the world!